Pack your pipeline
You've got an innovation pipeline to fill and a list of projects but too few resources to tackle them all.
Your team is spread too thin, you've become overwhelmed trying to get it all done, timelines are dragged out, and somehow your project list is continuing to grow instead of shrink.
What if you could expand your team's capacity as needed to finally get those projects checked off your list?
This is where we come in
We are an industrial design studio specialized in concepting for innovation
Our clients pack their pipelines with more valuable product innovations
in less time with our concepting support.
We bolster innovation and new product development teams
with our concept generation and illustration services.
We expand your capacity to
keep your projects moving forward on time
Our concepts balance your business, brand, and consumer needs
to increase your profitability, brand equity, and market share
We visualize your innovations so
you can evaluate, iterate, and validate to derisk them
Ways We Can Help Pack Your Pipeline
$750 per concept
We'll turn your list of product innovation concepts into highly communicative sketch illustrations great for evaluating product ideas with your internal team, testing product ideas with consumers, and presenting product ideas to leadership.
Use our illustrations to select and shape the best product ideas for your pipeline
Starting at $25,000 per product
We'll create a concept vision for your next-gen product that is innovative- fulfilling your business objective, satisfying all design constraints, aligning with your brand's look and feel, and improving your consumer's life.
concept vision to see & share the future with your team before you build it
A few of the brands we've worked with
Lots of times you hire firms that view your project as "another project." ... Once the project is accepted you find yourself working with 1 designer you never met and a few interns. ... More times than not I have felt underwhelmed with the final deliverables. Working with Knack is the opposite of this. I felt the team was equally invested in the project as us and I never had a doublt if we had the full attention or best people from Knack taking care of our project. I think the passion of Knack's team is evident in the quality of their deliverables and easiness of any interaction you have with them.
Product Design Manager
What type of products do you work on?We design physical hardware products. This can be anything from housewares to consumer electronics to mobility products to toys and beyond.
Cost - What are your rates?We don't want to leave you wondering if you can afford to work with us. We also don't want to waste 2 weeks of precious project time discussing budget. That is why we are practicing transparent pricing. We give you a fixed price up-front.
Turnaround - How quickly can I expect you to deliver?We are pretty dang fast. We are also trying to be healthy humans and know (from experience) that great work comes from respectful relationships and fair project timelines. Once we understand your project and its goals we will tell you upfront when you can expect our deliverables in your hands.
Quality - So you're easy to work with, but is your work high quality?We understand that ideas are kind of a waste of everyone's time and money if they aren't actionable. Our design work revolves around satisfying your objectives and is always in pursuit of being desirable to your user, viable for your business, and feasible for your organization.
Projects - How will my project get the personalized attention it needs?We intentionally limit the number of clients we take on so that we can dedicate our utmost attention to each. We know every project is one of a kind. In fact, the devil is in the details, and in order to deliver success, we need to understand and work with all of the unique nuances of your particular situation and challenge. For that reason, we give each project our passionate, thoughtful, personal attention. We do this by listening... no, like REALLY listening and then tailoring everything we do to address your project's specific objectives.
Communication - How will we talk?You will talk with our Design Director, only our Design Director, every time. No more heaps of information lost in translation. No more being bounced around to a new person who has no clue what's going on. Your project's success relies on the quality of our relationship, so we're going to build a strong one! The mode of communication depends on how you like to work. We typically use a combination of video calls, virtual collaboration tools, and email for project communication.
How do we get started?We get to know each other through this questionnaire and/or a coffee chat If we are a good fit for each other we will email you with the next steps. We will use phone calls, emails, and/or questionnaires to understand your situation and objectives Once we understand your situation and objectives, we will send you a custom proposal detailing how we can help Once you've approved the proposal, we'll send you our finalized Statement of Work & Terms to review and sign We'll issue you an invoice for 100% of the project fee to be paid in full prior to scheduling our project kickoff meeting We will schedule our kickoff meeting for a mutually convenient time